"The mountains are our world, our inspiration".  For AKU, the mountains are life itself, more than just a place to accomplish mountaineering feats. It is a place where people come face to face with a tough and sometimes unforgiving environment. The mountains embody all the values and reasons for what they do. It is their practice to work extensively in the field, to check the quality of their products firsthand, leaving no room for doubt, to ensure all footwear is reliable.